Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
why not prime up the stab right over the chart pak ...then peel it (chart pak)off and paint . the tape will leave it's mark in the primer.you will see the panel line but it will be "inny" instead of an "outty". plus it will be lighter cause the tape will be removed
i believe this method has been used before.
Standard operating procedure and it works great. Only necessary to spray the primer over the tapes, about three coats, and then sand back to reveal the tape which allows it to come up clean without pulling up little chunks of primer. They don't need to stand out too proud as you will be amazed at how well they show up under even multiple coats of paint. You can do a dirty wash to make 'em "pop" if you like as I've done in the picture below.